As you may already know, I've been detailing my progress with my healthy eating plan. Well, on Friday I went to see the nutritionist and I've...gone backwards! I've put on weight. 1.7 kg to be precise. (And that 1.7 kg has manifested itself as a 3 cm increase in my abdominal measurement [my GIT obviously isn't happy about my diet ATM] and a 1 cm increase in my waist measurement; there was no change in my hip measurement.) So, instead of reaching my target weight of 57.5 kg, I now have 1.8 kg still to lose. FAIL!
I'm not actually surprised by the result. It's winter and I'm cold (my house is cold and damp) plus I've been impersonating a headless chicken again and getting nowhere with any of my long-term chores...which has led to frustration... You get the picture, yes? I eat when I'm stressed, and I don't eat healthily. Coca Cola is my crutch, and of late it's been a two cans a day habit. I'm attempting to cut back to one a day starting today (and today I succeeded), so apologies in advance for being grumpy. Plus, the short days, wet weather and a sore tooth (believe me - anything faster than a walk with a sore tooth is h*l l)...yes, and apathy for going outside in such weather...have kept me from my usual exercise regimen.
On the positive side (my maternal grandmother always told me to look for the silver lining...although that wasn't her favourite saying :) I'm still below the 60 kg upper limit I set myself. And...it's the shortest day today (and the longest night tonight). Which means, slowly but surely, the days will be getting longer again. I still have at least 2 months of winter to look forward too, but...it's not so bad when you know the days are getting longer and the march to spring has begun! (Although those of you in the Northern Hemisphere do have my empathy.) Plus, I love lying in bed listening to the rain and New Zealand drew with Italy at the Football World Cup. Who'd have thought?
I see the nutritionist again in a month - the aim is maintenance. So, in amongst all that life has to offer, do you have a silver lining?